Definition for MER'CHAND-ISE

MER'CHAND-ISE, n. [Fr. from marchand, a merchant, or marchander, to cheapen.]

  1. The objects of commerce; wares, goods, commodities, whatever is usually bought or sold in trade. But provisions daily sold in market, horses, cattle, and fuel are not usually included in the term, and real estate never.
  2. Trade; traffick; commerce. Shak.

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